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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: South Carolina Sierra Club

1995-1996 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Floyd Breeland 100%
Alma Weaver Byrd 100%
Ralph Canty 100%
SC State House 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic 100%
Holly Ann Cork 100%
SC State House 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic 100%
SC State Senate 16 Greg Gregory Republican 100%
SC State House 76 Leon Howard Democratic 100%
SC State Senate 21 Darrell Jackson Democratic 100%
Phil Leventis 100%
Walter Lloyd 100%
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 100%
Joseph Neal 100%
SC State Senate 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic 100%
Joe Brown 88%
Ernest Leroy Passailaigue, Jr. 86%
Linda Short 86%
SC State House 113 Seth Whipper Democratic 86%
Theodore Brown 83%
SC State Senate 20 John Courson Republican 83%
Dick Elliott 80%
Curtis Inabinett 80%
Glenn McConnell 80%
James Mann Cromer, Jr. 75%
Willie McMahand, Sr. 75%
Robert Joseph Sheheen 75%
Robert Ford 71%
Maggie Wallace Glover 71%
Mack Hines, Jr. 71%
SC State House 82 William Clyburn, Sr. Democratic 67%
Wes Hayes, Jr. 67%
SC State Senate 39 John Matthews, Jr. Democratic 67%
Mickinley Washington, Jr. 67%
William Jeffrey Young 67%
John Michael Baxley 62%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 62%
Lynn Seithel 62%
Herbert Kirsh 57%
Timothy Castles Wilkes 57%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 57%
Harry Raymond Askins 50%
William Daniel Boan 50%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 50%
Terry Edward Haskins 50%
Woodrow Maxie 'Woody McKay 50%
Tommy Moore 50%
Kay Patterson 50%
SC State Senate 33 Luke Rankin, Sr. Republican 50%
John Richardson Russell 50%
SC State House 46 Gary Simrill Republican 50%
Harry Carl Stille 50%
Bob Waldrep, Jr. 50%
Grady Brown 43%
James Bryan, Jr. 43%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 43%
SC State House 43 Greg Delleney, Jr. Republican 43%
Kenneth Kennedy 43%
Marion Hardy Kinon 43%
James Norris Law 43%
William Mescher 43%
Denny Neilson 43%
William O'Dell 43%
SC State Senate 11 Glenn Reese Democratic 43%
Charles Tyrone Courtney 40%
SC State House 36 Rita Allison Republican 38%
SC Council Member 3 George Bailey Republican 38%
Thomas Keegan 38%
Stephen Lanford, Sr. 38%
Chip Limehouse III 38%
Rudolph Marion Mason 38%
Becky Richardson 38%
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican 38%
Roland Smith 38%
SC Superintendent of Education Molly Mitchell Spearman Republican 38%
Ronald Parker Townsend 38%
Donny Wilder 38%
David Horton Wilkins 38%
Annette Young 38%
Wilbur Lucius Cave 33%
Marion Pinckney Carnell 29%
John Felder 29%
James Lander 29%
SC State Senate 26 Nikki Setzler Democratic 29%
Elsie Rast Stuart 29%
Michael Stewart Whatley 29%
Henry Brown, Jr. 25%
John Drummond 25%
Mark Stephen Kelley 25%
Jake Knotts, Jr. 25%
SC State Senate 2 Rex Rice Republican 25%
John Riser 25%
Teddy Norman Trotter 25%
Warren Kenneth Giese 20%
James Harrison 20%
Jefferson Verne Smith 20%
David Thomas 20%
Daniel Cooper 17%
James Klauber 17%
Greg Ryberg 17%
SC State Senate 1 Thomas Alexander Republican 14%
Charles Alexander Harvin III 14%
John Land III 14%
Larry Martin 14%
Jennings Gary McAbee 14%
John McGill 14%
SC State Senate 14 Harvey Peeler, Jr. Republican 14%
Olin Phillips 14%
Thomas Rhoad 14%
Alfred Burgess Robinson, Jr. 14%
Harry Cato 12%
Thomas Dantzler 12%
Michael Easterday 12%
Ronald Fleming 12%
Dr. Margaret Gamble 12%
Larry Labruce Koon 12%
Lanny Littlejohn 12%
E. DeWitt McCraw 12%
Charles Ray Sharpe 12%
William Smith 12%
Daniel Tripp 12%
Lewis Raymond Vaughn 12%
William Witherspoon 12%
Donald Harry Holland 0%
SC State Senate 31 Hugh Leatherman, Sr. Republican 0%
SC State House 69 Richard Quinn, Jr. Republican 0%
Eugene Creighton Stoddard 0%
Robert Walker 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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